A Goodson jacket I did some work to:

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Mountain Pilot, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. Mountain Pilot

    Mountain Pilot New in Town

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    Yes, I purchased one of those cheap Goodson A-2s' extra large and:
    Replaced the cheap zipper/slider
    Had it dyed to MY color specs. (The unfinished leather lent itself well to this).
    Added an embossed name tag and had Ack-Ack Designs reproduce my uncle's 81FG patch, for use on this and any subsequent jackets. The reason I got the jacket is that for it's erzats (your German word for the day) features, the PATTERN is very good. As near as I can tell, it's an I. Spiewak&Sons pattern. The pockets are not too close, thus pocket access is not blocked by "V" type harness, and the jacket is not too long. And when I climbed into the Stearman, got the harness adjusted, the jacket fit like a glove. Certianly I can afford +$500 jackets. But crafting this was more fun.

    http://community.webshots.com/photo/2212437510101074773BswLyK

    http://community.webshots.com/photo/2381992890101074773wtwrAn
     
  2. DiabolicalAngel

    DiabolicalAngel One of the Regulars

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    Way to go ! Good job on the dye ! The jacket looks fab !:eusa_clap
     
  3. Mountain Pilot

    Mountain Pilot New in Town

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    Mountain Pilot's newest A-2

    Also, I sewed a Burma Blood Chit reproduction inside as a pocket with a pen slot sewn into the right side of the Chit, almost under the arm. This location works great. Anyway thanks for the rating.
     
  4. Smithy

    Smithy I'll Lock Up

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    You wear it well sir!
     
  5. greyhound68

    greyhound68 A-List Customer

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    Looks like a lot of hard work paid off very nice.
     

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